Archive for August, 2017

Ed Flynn Endorsed by Diverse Progressive Organizations

August 31, 2017
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Ed Flynn, a local community activist and BPS parent running for Boston City Council District 2, was endorsed by a diverse group of grassroots organizations, including Chinese Progressive Political Action, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the Mass Nurses Association.  The campaign also announced the support of Latinos for Flynn, a group consisting of Latino...
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Police Briefs 08-31-2017

August 31, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Aug. 21 575 Commonwealth Ave  — Towed Motor Vehicle 3 Rollins St  — Fire Report – House, Building, Etc. 270 Huntington Ave  — Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 750 Albany St  — Assault – Aggravated 16 Queensberry St  — Towed Motor Vehicle 147 Worcester St  — Towed...
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Yea, We Did That… Epic Jerk Moments in Boston

August 31, 2017
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It was about half way through banging a left turn at a new green light in front of an astounded Canadian that I realized how aggressive and jerkish we can be in Boston. The Boston left is as common as caterpillars here in town, but out on vacation in the hinterlands – where I...
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Harvey and Houston

August 31, 2017
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Many of us are just shocked as the reports of continued destruction from Hurricane Harvey keep coming in from the Houston, Texas, area.  The fourth largest city in the United States is being virtually destroyed before our eyes by Mother Nature. For those of us who have relatives in the affected areas, their message...
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Enjoy A Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2017
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It may be hard to believe, but the summer of 2017 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend. “Time and tide wait for no man,” said the poet. The calendar never lies and soon the summer of ‘17 will be just a memory. The college kids already have...
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Residents View Solar Eclipse

August 26, 2017
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Residents View Solar Eclipse

Sara Passone (right) looking at the partial solar eclipse through special eclipse glasses during the South End Library Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday afternoon,Aug. 21. Numerous residents came out to see about 63 percent of the Sun blocked out by the moon. Another eclipse won’t occur in New England until 2024.
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert Comm Ave Building into Private Club

August 26, 2017
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert Comm Ave Building into Private Club

By Dan Murphy An overflow crowd of neighbors turned out for an on-site meeting at 29 Commonwealth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss the current owners’ plans to transfer the 11-story building from office use into a private club. Sandy Edgerley and her husband Paul intend to covert Haddon Hall into a club...
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Engagement Center Seen As Early Success for Organizers

August 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Whether it’s charging a phone, using the computer, having morning coffee with a partner, or even curling up with a book, the Engagement Center at Southampton Shelter – known around the neighborhood as the Tent – has proven to attract and help people get off of the streets during the daytime,...
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Park Drive Water Main Replacement Project Disrupts the Fenway

August 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Throughout the summer the Park Drive and the surrounding side streets in the Fenway neighborhood have been dealing with construction zones, water shut-offs and additional traffic as Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) have been replacing the water main. The construction is happening on Park Drive and runs down to Brookline...
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Boston City Council News and Notes

August 26, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the Boston City Council headed by City Councilors Josh Zakim and Michael McCarthy held a hearing on Tuesday, August 22. At...
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